SEVERE WX: Flood Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Albert Lea considers new transit service

Albert Lea is discussing coordinating a bus transit service between Albert Lea and Austin

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 7:49 PM

Following Mayo Clinic's decision to consolidate some inpatient services between its Albert Lea and Austin campuses, Albert Lea is considering the idea of coordinating a bus transit service for residents between Albert Lea and Austin.

While the idea originally formed with Albert Lea Mayo medical patients in mind, Austin resident Janelle Ryks says that people who commute between Albert Lea and Austin for their jobs could also benefit from a transit service.

Assistant City Manager Jerry Gabrielatos says that the issue needs to be further looked into, but that they are always looking for ways to help people get around better. Currently, the only public transportation in Albert Lea is SMART transit bus services.

The idea is in its early stages of discussion.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 53°
Albert Lea
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 57°
Austin
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Charles City
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 55°
Rochester
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 51°
The rest of this weekend will be perfect for outdoor activities!
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Saturday's KIMT StormTeam 3 Weather Forecast

Image

Ronald McDonald House Reaches Out for Support

Image

Prep Football Highlights for Friday Part 2

Image

Prep Football Highlights for Friday Part 1

Image

Peace corps marker

Image

New Chancellor

Image

RIVER CITY UPDATE

Image

Mason City still dealing with aftermath of flooding

Image

Phase 1 of Mason City bike trail system completed

Image

Muddy ground

Community Events